FUN FUN BROTHERS

by ALPHA DENSHI / SNK

NEO GEO MVS NGM-026

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Fun Fun Brothers is a 26 meg two player simultaneous NEOGEO puzzle game developed by Alpha Denshi in 1991. It is by far the most well known and often discussed proto cartridge for the NeoGeo system. This mostly has to do with the fact that it was the first one to ever be discovered. It is a puzzle game that plays off the "Blues Brothers" movie theme. The strikingly similar plot goes something like this: An orphanage that is facing foreclosure desperately needs a financial miracle or they will lose the title deed to their property, and the poor orphan kids will have no place to live. So in order to save the day, the two Brothers respond to the call claiming to be thieves of justice!

Alpha Denshi's third & final attempt at a NEOGEO puzzle game did finally see a release. It was the 1996 game Zintrick (working title Droppers). However, even though it was advertised and promoted by SNK as an upcoming MVS game, it sadly ended up being limited to an exclusive release for the NEOGEO CD gaming console. Interestingly enough, another Alpha Denshi game, Crossed Swords 2, was also limited to exclusivity for the NEOGEO CD system.

INFORMATION TIMELINE:

-- March 1991 -- a development cartridge of Fun Fun Bros. is assembled by SNK as a test sample.

-- December 1997 -- a video of the game being played is recorded.

-- February 1998 -- the cartridge is privately purchased.

-- August 1998 -- the NGM / NGH software product number is revealed to be 026.

CURRENT STATUS: UNAVAILABLE


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